Autism is not curable as it is strongly genetic, but we can avoid the severity of autistic disorder if autism or ASDs (Autism Spectrum Disorders) is diagnosed at an early stage of life, on or before the age of three. But autistic symptoms are not only diagnosed or expressed in children; the same autistic disorders or ASDs (Autism Spectrum Disorders) are also found in adults.
According to CDC data report of 2010, autism or autistic symptoms are found in 1 out of 68 children in U.S but far less attention is paid to adult autism.
Very few ones think that autism diagnosed in childhood also persist in adulthood with severe and broad-spectrum outcomes. The adults who are diagnosed with classic autism or autistic symptoms in their childhood, are more or less suffering with no support. There are few examples of autistic patients who achieve their college degrees independently. The problem is that adult autism or autistic problems are overlooked or masked by their early treatments, medications, effects of drugs taken and their own effort to overcome their day-to-day problems.
The symptoms of ASDs (Autism Spectrum Disorders) are all associated with social skill impairment.
The autistic patients face
- lack of verbal communication
- lack of eye contacts and blank staring
- repetitive behavior
- cognitive disabilities
In case of adult autism, these symptoms are going to turn into
- OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder)
- schizoid personality
- brain damage or mental retardation.
That’s why adult autism needs more attention with approaches of adult version of therapies. Besides being neurological, we know that autism is a genetic disorder too. This is why autism can’t be +cured totally. So, early diagnosis of autistic disorder can help to get early interventions and therapies. The continuous intervention, medication and therapy can improve non-verbal or social communication, stereotyped behavior and cognitive disabilities day by day.
It is already reported that autism is genetic, and wrong genetic expressions can lead to produce abnormal proteins which disrupt the neuronal tissues to impair the brain signals.
As the root of autism goes through molecular and genetic level, treatment should follow the same track. HBOT (Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy) is an innovative way with a supply of 100% pure oxygen to disrupted neuron cells with all over body tissues and fluids at higher rate of atmospheric pressure. The adequate level of oxygen for neuron can improve the genetically disrupted neuron cells to some extent that results in social skills improvement.